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Parliament fails to discuss CDAP motion raised by Opposition

Former Health Minister, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh

The Opposition did not succeed in its bid to get the parliament to discuss as a matter of definite urgent public importance concerns surrounding drugs provided under the Chronic Disease Assistance Programme.

Member of the Parliament for Caroni East Dr Tim Gopeesingh raised the motion during the sitting of the House of Representatives this afternoon.

On Monday Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh assured citizens that CDAP drugs are safe for use adding that a recent newspaper report misinterpreted comments he made about medication provided under the system.


Dr Gopeesingh contended that there was need for the matter to be given adequate attention by the parliament.

However, Brigid Annisette George House Speaker did not accommodate the motion.